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[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: all right. come on, everybody. eat up. leftovers, here we go. come on. >> do you see this? a lot of food. >> stephanie: can i just say one thing speak of really tasty side dishes, jacki schechner's mom is hot! she texted us all pictures of her thanksgiving picture in miami. she looks a like your sister. >> my mom looks really young. >> stephanie: it is good that jim is not here yet.
so inappropriate that picture. >> she's a hotty. >> can we post? >> you can put the picture up. i have a picture of my mom at the game and there's another one of me with my dad at lunch. >> stephanie: daddy's girl. jacki schechner is. >> i have some good-looking parents. i have no idea what happened. >> stop it! you're hot. >> stephanie: miami heat win? >> they did. it was like a last-minute -- they pulled it out over the cavs in the last minute. it was good. >> stephanie: awesome. here she is. daddy and mommy's girl, jacki schechner. >> good morning, everyone. hope you had a good holiday. we do expect congress to get back to work today and continue negotiations over the looming automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that could kick in at the start of the new year. the administration is out with a brand new report this morning showing how letting taxes go up for everyone just to protect the richest americans would cut consumer spending and slow
growth by about a point and a half. according to the president's council of economic advisers, we would spend about $200 billion less next year because we would be paying more in taxes. consumer spending is about 70% of our gdp. up until now hundreds of republicans have been tied to the grover norquist-created pledge not to raise taxes. but current economic reality is setting in and conservatives are starting to stray with conditions. here is south carolina senator lindsey graham. >> ly violate the pledge, long story short for the good of the country only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> that's a whole nother conversation. on the issue of taxes warren buffett has written an op-ed in "the new york times" today renewing his stire to see taxes go up on people like him and him himself. in the op-ed he says people who make between a million and $10 million should see their taxable rate go up to 30% and those who
make more than $10 million should be taxed at 35%. we'll be back after the break. see you on the other side. as i looked out across the battlefield at antietam. i saw the future of one great nation. but only barely, because the sun was like, way in my grill. george mcclellan, the general, hands me his pair of foster grant sunglasses, and i could see! my wife, mary todd, found them so fetching. >> he looked so fine i started to call him babe-raham lincoln. >> i was like, mary, please. >> you look like a baby, a literal child. i bought a pair online, shipped to 115 main st., that's my gettysburg address. i'm funny. i find them to be affordable frames, of the people, for the people, and, not, by the people, that's part of this freedom thing. end slavery, let people buy awesome sunglasses.
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stephanie miller facebook. you can see the handsome romantic picture of jim ward at my house on thanksgiving playing the guitar. he's so handsome and romantic. somebody said it looks like an album cover. a good time was had by all. look, it is repeating on you. the same food is back, jim. [ laughter ] we played a bunch of guitars. jim played harmonica. ladies, what the man can do with his mouth in addition to being handsome and romantic. >> went to your neighbor's house and played songs into the night. >> boy band? >> stephanie: no. on the other side. >> i'm like. >> stephanie: i got to do percussion. >> old people's music. >> stephanie: i got to do percussion. i got to shake something. you know in bad rhythm as i do. but i felt like i was helping. >> like tracy? >> yeah. >> on the partridge family. she was just sad like she didn't
really want to be there. >> stephanie: that was me on thanksgiving. >> charlie playing the drums. >> stephanie: all right. did i cook all that? don't be ridiculous. my main domestic skill dialing. do you deliver? thank you. all right jim. you missed top. the hour speaking of tasty photographic treats, jacki schechner's mom is hot! >> really? [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> you haven't sent it to me yet. >> stephanie: jacki send that to chris. looks like her sister. hot, hot hot. just saying. okay jim. all right. oh, this is what we need to start with of course. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] anything for new tv, worst of black friday shopping mayhem. can i say i don't get it. i wouldn't be caught dead. this is insane. >> not worth it. >> stephanie: midnight to go stand in line and get punched in the face for -- really? >> no thank you! >> stephanie: could i have
some -- best of holiday shopping mayhem stories. thanks so much. well, we have to pick the highlights. because people lose their [ bleep ] all over the country. you can only focus on certain stories. a dispute over line cutting. not good on black friday. that should be a little -- you know, should cite that right off the top. should have given the tip before we left. >> stephanie: led one man to pull out a handgun at a sears in san antonio, texas. >> there are no handguns at sears. >> stephanie: sent crowd looking for shelter. just a warning. no shots fired. massachusetts man left his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in the car while shopping at a kmart and then went home with a new 51 inch television but no child. later found sleeping in the car in the kmart parking lot at 1:30 in the -- not sure how he got
home. >> he stole someone's car to get the tv home? >> stephanie: i don't know. the original car was in the kmart parking lot with the 2-year-old. >> he was in a different car with the tv. he jacked somebody's car to take his new tv home. >> he left his car and the kid -- >> stephanie: but it was cluttered up with a toddler. >> hey it's black friday. >> stephanie: a line cutter gets arrested at walmart in altamonte springs florida. when officers attempted to usher her out of the store she began screaming and throwing merchandise. >> as you would want to do. >> stephanie: walmart officials are breathing a sigh of relief. there were no reported injuries at a south georgia store. bedlam broke out. a cell phone deal that included a prepaid unlimited usage plan led to excitement among our customers. >> a prepaid -- >> stephanie: some say excitement. some call it a riot.
>> a prepaid phone plan? sparked a riot? you're kidding me! >> pearl harbor was a bit of excitement. >> stephanie: some commotion. i feel like oprah's favorite things -- by the time she gets to the end, it is like panic for no -- look, everybody get aspen sill and -- gets a pencil and everybody is like -- [ screaming ] >> stephanie: it is crap and people are losing their minds. man tried to stab people. tensions rose outside a sacramento kmart on friday. one man responded with a threat of violence after store workers began distributing vouchers -- maybe paul ryan's plan would have worked. to the hundreds of people in line. many who had been gathered since 2:00 a.m. some in the crowd began yelling obscenities. one man threatened to stab other people. he did not. now here in l.a., an exciting crowd of shoppers broke a glass door at urban outfitters in
santa monica. a little bit of high-end rioting there. >> that place is so hipster. they already have windows that look like they're broken anyway. >> stephanie: that's why it is in the isn't it ironic file. eager shoppers surged in breaking the 12 foot tall door and injuring five people. the store which the "l.a. times" pointed out ironically features broken glass motifs as part of the decor. they had to treat injuries. there you are. there is your black friday stories. [ applause ] >> not a bad plan. putting up seemingly broken glass. >> stephanie: seems like you're asking for it. >> that's what you wanted. >> stephanie: planting a subliminal message. i would try to get it so quickly. it looks like the motif. >> wow. there is no reason for any of that. >> on the other hand, there is a big boost to the economy because of black friday. >> there you go. >> except for the stuff that was --
>> stephanie: although the black president will get no credit. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> see what you did there. >> stephanie: you know how one holiday is over and the next one -- julie in seattle reminds us, war on christmas season is officially open. it is fox news warren christmas season. >> they're losing their [ bleep ] the whole benghazi thing isn't working out for them. >> the susan rice thing is petering out. >> stephanie: yes. oh dear. steph, deck the halls with simmering resentment and bitterness over the imaginary days gone by when everyone was white christian and happy happy, happy until the christmas lights came down. friday morning, fox on on some idiot story about the nativity scene. we have a guest to quote. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] who said it is christmas all over again. the grinch is trying to steal our holiday. it has been so beautiful the nation comes together. we sing christmas carols. we have lighted trees. it is a beautiful thing. atheists don't like our happiness. they don't want you to be happy. they want you to be miserable.
they're miserable. they want you to be miserable so they want to steal your holiday from you. who said that? [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: no. pat robertson. >> it was close. >> i'm an atheist. >> stephanie: you're miserable. look at you. >> i want you all to be as miserable as i am. ♪ you really are a heel ♪ >> i love the christmas and the yuletide and putting up decorations. i just don't believe it was the bit of jesus christ. >> stephanie: what? [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> i don't believe it was the birth of the savior. there was a guy named jesus christ who lived. >> stephanie: did you see the president didn't mention god on thanksgiving which by the way no at religious holiday. just saying. >> i believe we should thank god for the deaths of all of them engines that allowed us to pick
up the country. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: all right. the good news about a new season is there will be new gossip. >> what? ♪ ♪ gossip around the christmas tree ♪ ♪ gossip around the christmas tree ♪ ♪ later we'll have some jealousy and we'll do some -- ♪ ♪ you will get a nauseating feeling when you hear ♪ ♪ fox news screaming benghazi, deck the halls with paparazzi ♪ ♪ gossip around the christmas tree ♪ ♪ have a sleazy holiday ♪
♪ everyone's sexting instagrams in inappropriate ways ♪ >> what a quinky dink. that's exactly what i was play on guitar. >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike and mary in ann arbor with some vocals. thank you, kids, that was fabulous. lots to get to. back to politics, everybody. >> do we have to? >> stephanie: 16 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> that happened and we all let it happen. >> announcer: it's "the stephanie miller show." >> stephanie: if you're listen listening in tucson today. just saying. so yeah, we have a big show coming up.
, all >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ i kissed a girl and i liked it ♪ ♪ tasted her cherry chapstick ♪ ♪ i kissed a girl ♪ ♪ hope my boyfriend don't mind it ♪ ♪ i kissed a girl and i liked it ♪ >> stephanie: yeah. ♪ i liked it ♪ >> stephanie: yeah i did. it is "the stephanie miller show." >> did she? >> stephanie: she seemed to be okay with it. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. someone tweeted to you that you were not fired. >> kroger emperor says you're not fired which means you must put out after book of mormon. that was just okay. [ applause ] you were just okay. >> stephanie: you were fine. you were functional. and workman-like. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: we were leaving the theatre and i didn't want to
lose him so i had my hands on his back and i said wow there's just muscles overlaid lower muscles. enveloped in a whole nother set of muscles. >> i didn't even bring cottage cheese this morning. >> stephanie: thank god i brought leftovers. book of mormon. >> consistently funny beginning to end. >> stephanie: i was trying to picture how the look on ann romney's face if it would be worse than the clint eastwood thing or the chris christie speech at the rnc. i was wondering if it would be a dirtier look. >> ann: stop it. >> you know what? it wasn't that mean mormon. >> stephanie: mean to all religions. >> exactly. it poked fun at mormons being square. >> stephanie: my favorite line jim jesus just called me a [ bleep ] spooky mormon, that was my favorite number. it was very, very funny.
thank you pantages theatre. hoax sexy liberal. they gave us some very great tickets. fourth row orchestra. hooray. >> nobody above you in the balcony. >> stephanie: no one barfed on us. a good time was had by all. sexy liberal, exciting announcement this week. >> huge. >> stephanie: indeed. susanna in illinois, you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: i have a lot of mixed racial friends. we sit around watch fox just for fun, to make fun of them. we're convinced that like -- [ indiscernible ] >> caller: some people may think they're still in power. they sit there and make stuff up and then they want to hold
people accountable for the things they make up on fox and we just have to hold them accountable for the things that -- i just want to make -- >> stephanie: susanna eric boehlert is coming up at the top of the hour. with right-wing world. he has a great piece as always. they have a fox problem. fox has been pushing these 47% comments and cheering them on and if they ever want to win another election, you know -- >> caller: what i think is important is they definitely believe their own lies. it is weird to look at it from outside. like i said, a lot of my friends, my spanish friends just -- everybody and their families, they're never going to become republican. they can't be talked into that. my friends that are african-american were just talking about that -- try to convince republicans abe was republican so you have to be, too. it is funny how naive they think everybody is. >> stephanie: i saw lincoln over the holidays. my friend is like wow so it was the democrats what used to be --
>> the black on billboard. >> stephanie: democrat used to be the racist party? when did that happen, mommy? i asked you to send me this story from the "l.a. times." speak of the republicans demographic problem. here is another one turning blue the article in the "l.a. times." 71% of latinos of course as we know voted for the president. 73% of asian americans did. so they pretty much lost every demographic. in addition to -- "l.a. times" writing the fact nearly three out of every four asian americans voted for obama caught most pundits by surprise. asian americans voted in record numbers in 2008 appeared to mobilize a higher turnout in 2012. everyone was talking about the african-american and latino vote. asian americans no longer a crouching tiger in the electorate the "l.a. times" writes. their political stripes are
distinctly democratic blue. why are they so democratic. i'm going to go out on a limb and say because they're really smart. as bobby jindal would say probably would not vote for the stupid party. >> they do their homework. >> stephanie: yes. >> what? >> stephanie: we've all been to school. by 2000, asian americans were roughly evenly split in their voice between al gore and george w. bush. since hello, the point we make all the time since 2000 republican party has moved sharply to the right than the democratic party has to the left. no kidding. the 2008 survey they did also found strong support among all asian-american groups for universal healthcare and bringing a quick end to the iraq war. again, smart! smart! [ ding ding ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: so by the way our caller was talking about -- unbelievable, this whole -- what is it? the john mccain/lindsey graham
show. >> not as fun as the john and pam show. >> stephanie: by the way so the g.o.p. opposition to susan rice has begun. some cracks in the groher norquist pledge. >> a lot of them. >> stephanie: cracks in the wall of opposition. so now john mccain said she's not the problem. she wasn't the problem in the benghazi thing. smeation -- she's not the problem. >> not what he said for weeks on end. >> there are a lot of questions that we have for ambassador rice and i'm sure that i'll have the opportunity to discuss these with her. but she's not the problem. the problem is the president of the united states who -- in a debate with mitt romney said he said it was a terrorist attack. he hadn't. >> come on. >> you're still on that? >> stephanie: i think he sat in the thanksgiving pie. that's what i think happened there. >> i sure hope so.
>> pie on the seat. >> uh-oh. >> grandpa are you sitting on the pie? >> i sure hope so. >> stephanie: okay so now obviously all of these stupid theories have blown up in their face. i think she deserves the ability to explain herself. >> stephanie: oh, can she come on up to the big house and explain herself to you? where is the controversy? seriously. there is no controversy and they keep just like -- now it's not her. it is the president. have you heard the latest one? the new right wing -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] benghazi conspiracy theory, the head of the u.s. instill a liar. he must be a liar. >> might i add that susan rice hasn't been nominated to be secretary of state yet. >> stephanie: i know. >> they're not even waiting for the nomination to shoot her down. >> stephanie: do they need to know what lindsay graham thinks -- what lindsey graham
says after john mccain has spoken. he was dead set against rice being secretary. he was looking forward to hearing her out. the subtle shift could be the result of internal grumblings on how far to take the party. did you see the size fire? mccain and graham praised all of the foreign leaders but not the president. what? he said -- hillary clinton -- i sent hillary clinton to get -- he sent hillary clinton to get -- one senior g.o.p. candidate said not united against rice. we're not convinced she was worth going after. why? because it's not going well? picking on the girl that had nothing to do with it? 29 minutes arrive the hour. rude pundit next on "the stephanie miller show."
[ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> relax. this is just temporary. >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> it is an american classic. >> so is the sandwich. i don't care for that either. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." what is the true meaning of christmas, charlie brown? grover norquist getting his ass kicked on national tv. >> that's beautiful. >> stephanie: gretchen carlson goes, so goes the nation. >> she's come out against grover norquist and his stupid pledge. >> senator bob -- peter king this weekend. lindsey graham this weekend. >> stephanie: cracks in the grover. >> grover norquist was on cnn this morning. he said we've had some people
discussing some impure thoughts on national television. >> stephanie: oh, no. they have lust in their hearts for revenue oh, no! [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] >> he's a douche. >> stephanie: this holiday season gets betterrer and betterrer. ♪ rude pundit ♪ >> stephanie: good morning papa. >> good morning. i'm embarrassed to admit i once had a chance to punch grover norquist right in the crotch and i didn't take advantage of it. >> i was face-to-face with that guy. >> i would have gone for the upper cut. >> stephanie: i think that was why. >> would have gotten some ink on that. >> really the worst self-promoter. >> stephanie: i love the photos of things that rude pundit is thankful for this holiday -- the romney edition.
it is the well -- the well-loved picture of him at the gas station in his rumpled shirt. >> yeah. i just so loved it because it just looked like he was getting ready to go on a five-state killing spree. >> stephanie: when he sees that picture there of mitt romney hair, disheeled looking like all the world after taking an ax to his annoying [ bleep ] kids that's like smoking opium while [ bleep ] on a mountain top. >> you would know this how? >> stephanie: i think that sums it up. >> how do i know this? 19889. >> stephanie: as you said, the only way it could be better if pumping gas was now romney's job. go ahead. >> i want to know -- that looked like some big suv there that he's pumping gas into. i just want him -- i would have at least liked him to have flipped off the camera. at some point you know, let's just see you angry and bitter.
ready to go all sean penn on the photographer. >> did say he may be a little emotionally unstable. haste maybe he's about to -- >> maybe he's about to go on a killing spree. >> that's the hair of a man that just had a meltdown and beat on his steering wheel for awhile. which i guess ann gets to watch every day. >> you smell like a dairy. >> stephanie: you say the benghazi talk points memo is the pull to the right that was made because they got burned so badly. that's what we were saying. does anyone think that's absolutely what it was. it was like their blanky after this electoral bruising, right? even that has fallen apart. >> yes. it is tattered and falling apart. and they're having to back away because you know, gosh darn it, apparently people do pay attention to facts. the other thing is most of america just heard about it and decided i don't give a crap about this.
you know. this was terrible. you know. people say whatever information they have at the time. >> bad things happen in the middle east. >> we'll give you the benefit of the doubt and sorry the war going on in israel sort of distracted us from the attack in benghazi. >> stephanie: yeah. the benghazi scandal is like linus' blanket. >> they're not going to give it up. >> they're going to hang on to that thing until they hope they can get it to walk on their own. >> you know, whenever anybody in the c.i.a. was trying to protect people because of security reasons and they were blocking things out on reports and the bush administration, that was fine. they adjust the talking points a little bit.
and all of a sudden, it is a huge scandal. >> stephanie: we're on to the 2016 campaign. >> is there any reason other than to go down on a corn dog. >> stephanie: corn dog fellatio follies. >> stephanie: you talked about his love of rap. people forget -- he said people forget how dominant public enemy became in the mid-80s. no one talks about how transformative they were. directly contradict public enemy rapped about. why hasn't he punched you in the [ bleep ] >> i think we have a theme of the morning. >> stephanie: it would be [ bleep ] punching. >> the whole thing is ridiculous. talking about straight out of
compton is one of his favorite rap songs. >> really? really? >> straight out of compton. >> stephanie: like it would help everyone in compton. >> you have to start asking if you're such a phantom, how do you feel about his rap attitude toward police? >> don't they have a song called f the police or something like that? >> that would be them. >> humina humina. >> look over there! corn dogs. >> people in iowa are well-known for their love of old school. >> stephanie: they speak chuck d there. >> that's right. >> although, he's a tupac fan. they might be more -- east des moines, west des moines throwdown. >> stephanie: only rubio could start a rap war in iowa. his other probably competitor, bobby jindal. you say no. he's still a skeevy bastard.
he's doing his sounding reasonable tour. >> right. the guy who declared the g.o.p. needs to stop saying stupid thingsed as the governor. the bill that allows creationism to be taught in schools. >> he stood up to the rapey republicans who lost. >> isn't that sad that's what a brave republican is. someone who's willing to stand there and say we shouldn't say bad things about rape. >> i think rape is bad. >> going out on a limb here. >> right. most of all we shouldn't say what we really believe. stop saying stupid things. >> i have a correction to make. f the police was not -- ice cube's. it was ice-t. >> stephanie: you don't know the icy puffy people like i do. >> die. >> no, wait, i thought that was killa. >> cop killa was ice-t. >> so f the police -- >> i'm pretty sure f the police
is nwa or ice cube. >> yet they both ended up playing cops on tv. >> stephanie: ironic. okay, moving on. so bobby jindal, even on abortion he said we don't need to demonize those who disagree with us. he went on to sign the anti-abortion law. it is the policies you enact right? >> right. that's what everybody -- i think that's what this election shows is people understood that it's not -- romney was saying -- trying to put forth what he thought was a reasonable-sounding tax plan without actually saying what it was and everybody saw straight through it. >> stephanie: right. you also talked about it in relation to the affordable care act. he's going to sky up the people of the -- screw up the people of the state by the extension of medicaid. that's in a state of where 20% of its population uninsured and high rates of obesity and some cancers. that's exactly it.
it is not just a few people saying stupid things problem. it is a policy problem in the republican party. >> that's right. and then we had -- have boehner saying we're going to put obamacare on the table for the fiscal cliff negotiations. even in their -- they're weaseling, watch the way they're putting this backing off the grover norquist pledge thing. how weaselly they are about it. lindsey graham, the way he put it was that we'll put getting rid of certain deductions on the table. that will be our revenue enhancement. so he's saying all right if we do what romney wanted to do, i'm willing to break the pledge. >> stephanie: right. exactly. >> it's not raising taxes. it is not raising the rate of taxes. it the is just cutting the -- the deduction for capping emissions on your jet. >> stephanie: i think the good news is the president has cut through that [ bleep ] he said if you come to me and say can we kind of do this and
close the loophole and something that's not exactly a tax increase. he said no. we're wise to what you're talking about. >> that's the softening of rhetoric you're seeing on the right is in response to a president that now really has nothing to lose. so why not -- so why not at least try to sound reasonable, back off the radical positions. >> stephanie: yep. rudeness, are you delightful. as a post-holiday leftover or fresh. >> thank you. i'll be the stuffing in your turkey sandwich any time. >> stephanie: okay. all right then. all right. >> i'm glad nobody -- >> stephanie: i just made extra gravy. >> stephanie you won't ease miller! [ buzzer ] >> see what you made -- did to me rudeness? >> wow. >> stephanie: what's that about? >> you said it! >> stephanie: i don't know. ian in michigan. you're on "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi, stephanie.
did you hear about how conservative -- on "huffington post," michael medvedev talked about going back to the clint era spending levels. what person wouldn't want to see a clint era sized pentagon. it is so big. you can whack it with a stick and watch all of your tax money fall out. >> absolutely. >> stephanie: aww. that was cute. okay. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> damn it jim. you made me snarf on my keyboard again! it's "the stephanie miller show." >> i'm not against boogers i just prefer they're not stuck in my clothes. >> my grand-daughter repeats everything i say. everything i say. >> for life's bleachable moments there's clorox bleach.
>> announcer: stephanie miller >> it is public enemy. it is not nwa nor is it ice-t or body count. >> stephanie: okay. >> it is not the monkees i'm pretty sure. >> stephanie: 49 minutes after the hour. it is "the stephanie miller show." kevin says hey steph and the mooks, don't be making fun of my iowa raps. i'll put a cap in that feed cap. master john deere. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. dawn in michigan. hey, dawn, welcome. >> caller: hey, hi there stephanie. glad to talk to you today. i was reading in my local paper the other day that michigan legislature is considering a bill in which a fetus -- i think it was at 12 weeks, it might have been a little later, can be
written off as a tax deduction. >> stephanie: this is part of the personhood bills. fetuses can sign mortgage documents and stuff like that. sure. okay. if they were able to -- sign it here. why can't you hold a pen? what's wrong with you? sorry. >> use your thumb. >> stephanie: we're in the holiday spirit. we're still eating thanksgiving food and yet yet the christmas season is upon us including -- we're going to have some very, very exciting sexy liberal announcements regarding 2013. >> oh, really? >> stephanie: exactly. ♪ sexy liberal time is here ♪ ♪ sexy liberals don't be late ♪
♪ we can hardly wait to go ♪ ♪ the sexy liberal show ♪ >> very good the teabagging was a little flat. >> let's tea bag again. >> let's not overdo it. >> we want to tea bag again. >> come on! >> stephanie: oh, come on, now. that was fairly epic. at the beacon theatre in new york city, the first four-way interracial trisexual teabagging demonstration with don and aisha and hal and i. >> rob reiner didn't get in on it? >> stephanie: rob reiner deteabagged me -- teabagged me separately. >> that has fox news written all over it. gretchen carlson would get all
up in her grill about. >> stephanie: you know what they are all -- this is the new conspiracy theory. new benghazi. they cannot let go of their benghazi blanky. the faux benghazi gate scandal is jim clapper. he was appointed by george bush. george -- bush is in this, too. clinton, he lied about the source of changes to talking points. on the benghazi attack given to u.s. ambassador susan rice. he debunked accusations made by john mccain and other republicans. the white house changed rice's benghazi talking voice for political reasons. he said no, it was the intelligence community so mccain appeared to accept the new information but wondered why clapper didn't provide this information during closed door hearings last week. republicans and conservative media figures are directing their attacks on him. who was appointed by, as i mentioned, george w. bush who clearly is now also part of the
benghazi scandal. susan rice -- white house -- u.n. ambassador. >> as a senior u.s. diplomat, i agreed to a white house request to appear on the sunday shows to talk about the full range of national security issues of the day which, at that time, were primarily and particularly the protests that were enveloping and threatening many diplomatic facilities. when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi. i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. >> ah-ha! >> made clear that the information was preliminary. and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> ah-ha! >> stephanie: see the way she said that? >> preliminary lies that you -- >> stephanie: peter king yesterday said -- republican peter king said although she's done an effective job at the u.n., on this, she was wrong. he said if she set out there to speak to the american people
about what happened on benghazi, she's obligated to look at more than three sentences on unclassified talking points because it was basically a cover story. no, it wasn't. it was the best information they had at the time. he insisted rice's position gives her access to classified information. it is an obligation not to just be a puppet. >> stephanie: she's supposed to improvise on classified information. >> just tell all of the classified information. there is a reason it is classified. >> stephanie: oh, is that the part i wasn't supposed to say to tick off al-qaeda? susan rice yesterday. >> i do think some of the statements you've made about me have been unfounded but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> it is not the policy! >> stephanie: she's not the problem. it is the president. so -- such a bitter little elf. >> he really is. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: this one literally, where is the line between opposition and treason? i mean they just -- john mccain hates the president so
much. it doesn't matter -- he will not give him credit for anything. senator john mccain, graham, praise netanyahu and attack obama on the cease-fire. what? its finest. the administration works. the secretary of state drops what she's doing. the president sends her over to work on a peace deal. do they give obama an ounce of credit? we need smarter american leadership in the middle east. three republican senators praised foreign leaders but not our own saying we need better things in the middle east. wow. okay. >> you can't get much smarter than brokering a cease-fire. >> thank you mr. president. thank you, hillary. mark in jacksonville, florida. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi mark. >> caller: hi, stephanie. how are you? >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: i was wanting to ask a question, why isn't more people talking about the patriot act? >> stephanie: well, why right now?
>> caller: well because you know, the fiscal cliff is coming and this is one of the big bush era expenditures which has really become a monstrosity. >> stephanie: yeah. i get your point. i just was wondering did it come up in some context. everything should be on the table during these negotiations. let's go to jeff in chicago. hi jeff. >> caller: hi, stephanie. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: great show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i do believe that mccain sounds like a grumpy old man. i also do believe that as far as the fiscal negotiations go, we have the upper hand. we should not relent. not only should all of the loopholes be closed. >> stephanie: jeff. by the way, i was just going to say, i think one of the reasons why there's starting to be cracks in the grover norquist pledge, they're looking at the same exit polls we are that the american people, they're the ones that vote largely want the
rich to pay their fair share. so i think they're starting to think why am i afraid of grover norquist? you know? >> caller: exactly. i think we should ram it down their throat and let them have the nerve to say no and let them vote against it. which would then put a clear-cut indication of where they stand. i think that will be the beginning of them losing election after election after election. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: that's basically want i wanted to say. thank you. >> stephanie: eric boehlert as usual has some amazing stuff about the g.o.p. fox problem. it is not a mitt problem. it is a fox problem. back with eric boehlert and right-wing world next on "the stephanie miller show." stephanie miller show." [ ♪ music ♪ ]
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>> stephanie: how was the famous schechner stuffing that she makes you an extra thing of? >> spectacular and she did this wild rice thing with turkey bacon and mushrooms. totally topped herself. >> stephanie: we need that recipe. that sounds fantastic. >> she gave it to me. i think i left it at home. i'll have to have her send it to me. this isn't going to happen. >> stephanie: here she is, smokin' hot and rice cooker, mrs. schechner's daughter, jacki. >> well, you may already know that we set a record for the most women elected to congress this year. yea. but now senator dianne feinstein can brag about getting the most votes ever in a senate election. according to bloomberg california democrat got 7.1 million votes the official tally set to be released next month. senator barbara boxer california democrat held a previous record. she got about 6.9 million votes back in november of 2004.
senator feinstein has been in office since '92 and beat this year's opponent 62% to 38%. if senator boxer runs again in 2016 she'll have a chance to win back her title. the human rights campaign has asked actor morgan freeman to talk on same-sex marriage issues in minnesota maine and washington state. he narrates the ad that says there is a turning tide that we, as a nation, should embrace to bring about full national equality. freeman has been active this political season. you may remember that he narrated an ad for president obama touting his first term accomplishments and he donated a million dollars to the pro-obama super pac priority u.s.a. the supreme court will hear -- will decide this week rather whether or not to hear an appeal from the defenders of prop 8 in california and whether or not to take up hearing arguments on the defense of marriage act which
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a donation. thank you for doing your part. together we can help the salvation army continue doing the most good and in the process, kick bill press' butt. >> we're in a contest with the "bill press show." >> stephanie: i'll take you downtown, bill press. all right. it is monday. you know. it is my favorite time. eric boehlert from media matters from america doing the lord's work as usual. >> eric boehlert. ♪ hurts so good ♪ ♪ come on, baby ♪ >> eric boehlert. ♪ hurts so good ♪ >> let's dive into the right-wing world. >> i don't know what that means. >> eric boehlert from media matters whom we love. >> stephanie: thanksgiving leftovers and eric boehlert tweets. good morning eric boehlert. >> good morning. >> stephanie: what's dopier, peggy noonan writing all of the vibrations pointed toward a mitt romney victory or twitter saying she got the race wrong? >> i think we talked about this. right after the election, peggy got everything wrong.
she was ushered on to face the nation which she had gotten everything wrong. yesterday she was on abc this week. so she's -- you know, she's one of the handful of voices that must be heard on sunday morning shows. >> stephanie: it is a bigger problem as you see -- you also tweeted, think about it. year one job as a pundit is to analyze the race. every g.o.p. pundit got it wrong. they'll keep asking dick morris what they think on fox. >> it is interesting. i think there's probably -- there's more pressure on republican pundits -- there was to say romney's going to win. because they have to get in line with that. than there was to actually worry about being wrong because i think -- they understood even if we all say romney is going to win. we'll say he's going to win in a landslide. there won't be any consequence. because the media has to have those people on.
>> he thinks grover will come back as the first zombie president. i'm sure of it. >> stephanie: the gifts keep coming. christmas in november. "wall street journal," tea party ousts to -- not conservative enough. that's the problem. let's hope they keep going down that road. >> if they didn't learn from missouri and indiana and they didn't learn from previous races, you know in delaware and places like that, if you look at it, certainly in terms of the u.s. senate, i mean the tea party has been a boom for the democrats. and i think finally you know, we're hearing some rumblings within the republican party that you know, we're going to oversee who we nominate for these candidates and the tea party thank you very much, nice knowing you, sort of have a seat. >> stephanie: right. and my final favorite tweet you say now that benghazi scandal is officially over, twitter cons who supported the iraq war can
stop lecturing me. hash tag give thanks. go ahead. >> we saw over the weekend, john mccain, you know, completely back off. these baseless smears he made against susan rice and others and -- you know, the benghazi story, we've talked about it for weeks. you know, they decided this was really about semantics about controversy about semantics. what words were included in the talking points that the intelligence community gave. then the white house must have changed it. this is a huge cover-up. the intel community says actually we did it. that was the last gaffe. that seems to have been the end of it. we talked about before, this is actually a very serious topic. it should -- questions are still outstanding about what happened in benghazi, the consulate. again, you know, fox news just completely obliterated this issue in terms of making it a farce. >> stephanie: that's why your
piece is so good. the g.o.p. doesn't have a mitt romney problem. it has a fox news problem. i think i saw someone on television quote this. i said oh, my eric boehlert at media matters. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] conservatives are lashing out at the former candidate. fox news has loudly championed the philosophy behind romney's 47% in gifts comments and offered them for the republican candidate. fox talkers cheered his gifts post-election critique. so as you say republicans have an even more expansive right wing media problem which includes television, radio the internet which doubles as a face and voice of the g.o.p. and if they keep going that way you know, they're never going to win another election, right? >> i don't think -- you can't win a national election if you're going to base your campaign on the kind of rhetoric that fox news is championing. as you noted, you know, they love the 49% when that came out. they thought it was a goldmine. >> stephanie: 47%.
>> rush limbaugh saying this is a golden opportunity to talk about the make or take culture and the moochers who vote democratic and again romney lost, he made -- he had that conference -- the call with donors. he was talking about the gifts that obama had handed out to voters and again fox loved that. rush limbaugh loved that. so it is easy to beat up on mitt romney as you know, bobby jindal and some of the others did. particularly we saw some republican governors saying you know, this is the wrong kind of rhetoric. >> stephanie: this is a split as a lot of republicans in the mainstream are condemning it and fox news -- you said o'reilly and limbaugh rushed to take credit for it for these comments. >> it is easy to condemn romney ran an awful campaign. he was so foolish to talk about the 47% but notice what they're not talking about. they're not condemning rush limbaugh. they're not condemning knock news. as i noted you can't separate
the two. you can't run a national campaign if you're going to bow to fox news which is what all of the candidates had to do during the primary and which is what mitt romney did during the general election when he adopted the crazy crazy rhetoric. so until they have the courage to sort of stand up to this noise machine that they created and which they loved they're stuck in this. >> stephanie: by the way before we dive into right-wing world, you quote laura ing gram as saying -- laura ingraham, continues to thrive as romney continues to lose presidential elections. obviously in some quarters, they think progressive radio is the problem. when it is right wing radio that's making them lose elections. to some degree in fox news. >> and how do they gauge their success? as i point out i don't honestly don't think they really care who wins these elections. i think they're duping their listeners and followers. they gauge success on you know, the arbitron numbers, on the
nielsen numbers on how many stations are carrying their show. they don't gauge how many senators -- >> stephanie: no. that's the irony. it is right wing talk radio that's making republicans lose elections and yet you know, they think they gotta shut down the few teeny progressive stations there are. if they listened to us, they would be winning elections. >> exactly. great advice. >> stephanie: let's dive into the right-wing world. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] osteen. just when we thought benghazi gate was over. steve ducey is a straggler. >> so we're supposed to believe that a clapper aide changed what petraeus had said? that's very, very curious. also what's interesting, at one of those hearings they had on capitol hill i do believe mr. clapper was in the room. they said okay was it your office? was it your office? mr. clapper, was it your office to change it? >> how can the world be round? because we would fall off. >> yeah.
they're going through the motions on this story now. as i noted last week. i mean their heart.'s just not in it. every door they've tried to open o is now shut. every question they have raised is basically been answered and so yes they still -- you know, they'll still talk about benghazi but the fever just isn't there and it is an interesting piece in "the associated press" just today saying republicans have decided -- they seem to have decided that this issue just is not worth it. they're backing off the susan rice attack. so once again you know, i think fox news has led the republican party into a dead end. you know. this was bigger than watergate. this was bigger than 9-11. this was bigger than the iraq war. it turns out you know what, it's just not. >> stephanie: now, as if he has sprung from an eric boehlert column, here is rush limbaugh on the doubling down again on the 47% comment. >> how can anybody say on the one hand this is not
santa claus. how can anybody say what the democrat party is not doing here is offering giveaways? how can they say that the democrat party is not buying votes? how can they say that the democrat party is not trying to create a dependent on people, particularly new arrivals on the government? ie the democrat party? what are the republicans supposed to do? well mr. limbaugh, you're not supposed to sit this out there and describe this as santa claus. why? that's exactly what it is. i'm convinced that santa claus argument irritates so many people because it is so easy to understand. it is so descriptive. it is so apt. [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> stephanie: you're right rush and all of the american people are wrong! that's their problem. in a nutshell. that was your whole column right there, right? >> absolutely. you know, this idea that you know obama has manipulated millions of voters by giving them health insurance by giving them unemployment. by giving them -- you know, all
of these supposed gifts. you know. that was hatched a couple of months ago. it is the most bizarre way to describe the america voters. as we talked about right after obama won, right after romney lost, what did fox news and rush limbaugh do? they lashed out not at obama democrats. they lashed out at the lacey greedy voters who fell for it. you're going to try to win or run a national campaign by hating 60 million voters and denouncing them as lazy and greedy? that is a recipe for political disaster. but again until the republican governors and all of the other groups, you know, finally get up the courage and admit it, this is what they're stuck with. he's the voice of the republican party. >> stephanie: yep. absolutely. i'm going to give you a moment to compose yourself. when you come back, bill crystal is right about something. 17 minutes after the hour. >> he's been right a lot lately. that's disturbing. >> stephanie: right back on "the stephanie miller show."
contortions to try not to raise the top rate while, in fact, trying to produce more revenues which speaker boehner said he's for and to produce them from the wealthy since they're scared of being accused of attacking the middle class. the republicans have a huge opportunity to be champions of the working class and middle class instead of scream and yelling about millionaires. >> stephanie: oh dear. he's starting to give good advice. eric, what happened? >> his presidential prognostications are still off. he has made sense a few times about this. bill crystal unlike, you know, the folks at breitbart and unlike the new emergence of the right wing media online which seems to have no comprehension on how you actually win independent votes and things like that, i mean he's speaking the obvious truth which is republican party has completely -- certainly the right wing media has completely abandoned the working class or the middle class and they use it as a punching bag. the only time they talk about the working class is to smear
union workers and things like that. and you know i think crystal is making sense when he's saying, you know, this party used to talk about the middle class. used to not be obsessed with millionaires in corporate america which it has become. >> stephanie: eric, how do you see the fiscal cliff thing playing out? we've seen cracks in the grover wall. is the grover wall going to shatter? >> i think it probably will. there was a -- george stephanopoulos was talking on this week or maybe it was matthew dowd talking about how the fever -- there seems to be a fever that was broken with this election. and it is what the right wing media fears which is -- there seems to be an indication from the speaker's office and other places that hey maybe we should actually work with the newly-elected president and get some things done. >> stephanie: yeah, you're right. that's the theme of your piece. better ratings in right wing lunacy and demagoguery than
there is in bipartisanship and working together, right? >> absolutely. and they -- the right wing media was a key part of that obstructionist slant. certainly with the tea party and things like that. there are clearly indications that the republican leadership has decided that you know, let's get some things done. we'll see if it actually happens. >> stephanie: all right. greg on the five. >> wouldn't know a walmart if he bought one. let's face it. this is like as far away from this billionaire's life. is he our self-appointed labor secretary? why doesn't obama appoint him as the destroy america czar. he hates this place. >> what the hell is he talking about? >> stephanie: we're down to seeds and stems in right-wing world. back to george? >> he has money therefore -- i don't know what i meant by that. >> stephanie: they worship capitalism and then when there is a rich liberal they don't
know how to process. it is bad somehow. >> remember when they hated george sirros, he donated $20 million to the kerry campaign. he was trying to buy the election. but you know, when karl rove rounds up billionaires and they spend hundreds of millions of dollars, that's fine and that's okay. i mean they've always gone after george sirros but the amount of money he's actually given and donated to political causes is a fraction -- >> stephanie: the koch brothers are appalled at how much he's given. >> they think he's a traitor to his class. he's not supporting right wing -- >> stephanie: like warren buffett. all right. john fund on fox news. >> i don't think any car company deserves a loan. we've already seen what happened when general motors became government motors. it hasn't worked out well. >> what are you talking about? >> i think ronald reagan is right. when he warned businesses seeking help from the
government never, never get into bed with the government. you'll never get a good night's sleep. obviously the government is going to practice carney capitalism. the government is about politics. >> wow. >> stephanie: hmm. i guess that's in the world where the auto rescue wasn't a huge success? >> i think he's viewing it through the very narrow prism of republican politics. it was not as successful as the vote in ohio and michigan and lots of other places showed. where was the "wall street journal," you know, demanding that you know, the wall street banks in 2008 not accept a penny. they should work it out themselves. that's what the market place dictates. who has received more handouts than anyone else? than the government in the last four years? >> stephanie: absolutely. eric boehlert, a delight as usual, sir. see you next week. >> all right bye-bye. [ applause ] >> stephanie: can't wait to get off the phone with me. christine in illinois, you're on
"the stephanie miller show." hi christine. illinois hi, there. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: the word entitlement bothers me. my husband paid into social security for 30 years. i don't want to be made to feel like that. i had a comment about john boehner. i think he has, out of all of the republicans i actually like him when he says i'm -- i'm a commoner. i think he needs to stay with that and be supportive of the people that are still working like that. not just use it as a -- to make himself look calm. >> stephanie: we'll see what happens this time. he was working with the president on trying to get a grand bargain or whatever you want to call it last time. we're in a different reality now. >> i really like him. i don't like any other republicans. one chance to throw everybody under the bus instead of making himself look like an idiot with these people and stand up and protect us. protect the people still among floors at the bars. >> stephanie: actually was a tavern jim.
>> work at a tavern. >> stephanie: i respect a man that cries other times than when something heavy falls on him but he cries a little too much for my taste and usually only about himself. just saying. about his own -- i don't know. >> self-pity. he has no comprehension of what working people go through. he just -- >> stephanie: he cries about the fact that he has had to have jobs. >> i had to have a real job. >> shut up! >> stephanie: 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show."
going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> they sit around in their underwear and fornicating in the stairwell. >> sounds like fun to me. >> stephanie: boston was fun. 34 minutes past the hour. >> the wilbur theatre stairwell will never be the same. >> stephanie: yikes. mark in >> sound the like you could use a little r and r. rum and ritalin. >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 1-800-steph-12 toll free from anywhere. jim, who said grover norquist is an impediment to good governing and the only good thing about grover norquist is he's named after a character from "sesame street." >> big bird. >> stephanie: former bush strategist matthew dowd. [ applause ] by the way, here's grover now as we approach the fiscal cliff. >> a little confusing.
one, of course, the commitment he made to the people of georgia was not to me. it was written commitment to the people of georgia. that he would go to washington to reduce government spending and reform government, not raise taxes. if he wants to change his mind to become a tax increaser so we don't have to reform government, he has to have that conversation with the people of georgia. >> stephanie: threaten threaten. how many people have slammed gone their big 1940s congressional telephones. oh, your name is grover. stop calling me! >> chambliss rejecting grover's no tax pledge. he will no longer support the pledge for tax increases admitting the need for higher revenue. what?
>> that pledge i signed 20 years ago was valid then. it's valid now. but times have changed significantly. ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ ♪ let's give the boy a hand ♪ >> stephanie: he said we do it his way, we'll continue in debt. i have a disagreement with him about that. >> stephanie: this is always the threats -- he's going to primary them. he said i don't worry about that because i care about my country. i care a lot more about my country than i do about grover norquist. >> stephanie: about time a republican said that. 68 incumbent republicans -- this is final. 16 incumbent republicans and one incumbent senator who signed the pledge, lost an election night. candidates who signed the pledge
and 24 republican senators or hopefuls lost. so there. neener. [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ] >> here we have lindsey graham saying he will violate the pledge. >> republicans should have revenue on the table. we're this far in debt. we don't generate enough revenue. capping deductions will raise revenue. i agree with grover. we shouldn't raise rates but i think grover is wrong when it comes to -- we can't cap deductions and buy down debt. what do you do with the money? buy down debt and cut rates to create jobs but i will violate the pledge long story short. for the good of the country. only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> stephanie: well my, my, my. peter king following along. >> my stars and garters. >> stephanie: he will be on the fainting couch now. >> a pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago is for that congress. if i was in congress in 1941, i
would have signed -- the declaration of war against japan. i'm not going to attack japan today. the world has changed. the economic situation is different. ronald reagan and tip o'neil recognized that in the '80s. i myself am opposed to tax increase. the speaker and the majority leader and the president are going to be in a room trying to find the best package. i'm not going to prejudge it. i'm saying we should not be taking ironclad positions. i have faith that john boehner can put together a good packet. >> stephanie: that's what marcus bachmann is doing this morning. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] talking about christmas presents. >> of course you are. >> stephanie: peter king. >> we can't go off a fiscal cliff. the election is over. >> stephanie: by the way melissa harris perry who i love said this weekend the job here isn't yelling at the president. it is yelling at the house members because you know, all of the talk from liberals to hold the president accountable. the accountability is in part by saying mr. boehner, last week
you said affordable care act was the law of the land. this week, you're putting it on the table during the fiscal cliff. we need healthcare in this country. the supreme court has said it's legal. there is an accountability question. on the domestic side, it can't be just presidential. thank you. another guest on her show said it is time to get some of the folks out because obstruction is going to continue, we'll have a chance to do something from 2014 to 2016, what people need to do is start mobilizing at the state level to push the representatives out. thank you! [ applause ] if we end up at the same place -- boehner can't control his unruly caucus. just saying. >> see what you did there? josh in tennessee you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi josh. >> caller: yeah, steph, what's up? >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: i got a question for you. why are we even caring about this whole screw up in benghazi when we have massive amounts of problems here at home that we
can't seem to deal with any kind of reasonableness, logic or common sense. >> stephanie: we're not making a big deal out of benghazi. fox news is. >> caller: well then tell them to shut up about it already. >> yeah! >> stephanie: get on that! >> right away! >> stephanie: i think they have mostly except for steve ducey, the straggler. what if. why! okay. all right. get in the car. >> okay. >> stephanie: time to leave walley world, get in the car. hi sharon. you're on the "the stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi. i'm so happy i found you guys. i wanted to make a comment. someone called last week and commented about president bush beating his chest after he won. i'm the president so we're going to do things my way. the caller was saying you know, the president -- that president obama should do that. my wise mother used to say you can show people better than you can tell them. we have a great leader.
we don't just have a president. we have a leader. and this president is leading. by doing. not by talking. the. >> stephanie: yep. that's exactly right. >> earned capital. i think we'll spend it. >> spent all of it. >> stephanie: marsha in raleigh, north carolina. >> caller: hi. it is actually marcia. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: does anyone besides me remember while the congressmen were trying to get to the bottom of benghazi that they revealed some top secret agents working overseas. did anyone remember hearing that? >> yeah. >> caller: why don't we beef that up? we talk about susan rice all the time. we should be -- so we have an opposing conversation going on here. because i'm -- i don't know who the senators were. are they getting in trouble. >> stephanie: it is just
another -- they'll politicize everything. i was talking about it earlier that mccain criticized the cease-fire that the president -- secretary clinton helped. it is like -- they praise netanyahu and just since when, they literally -- it doesn't matter. there's nothing good that obama -- >> obama derangement syndrome. >> stephanie: by the way give me one of my skeeter things because did you see this? rocky mountain mike? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] we've got to post this. we have to post this on our facebook page. wait a minute. someone sent me -- here it is. andrea in north carolina. sent one of -- one of mike's facebook fans. couldn't resist taking this picture near sun berry. skeeter's barbecue. it does not say hip-hop but presumably, it is skeeter's hip-hop barbecue. >> they all just want free
stuff. >> you know, i know, we all know a skeeter. obama derangement syndrome reaches all segments of society. young and old. anyone can be a skeeter. >> watch live videos of nicki minaj, mariah carey didn't do anything to stop hip. >> sufferers of obama derangement syndrome only have to remember three words. skeeter. >> it gets better. >> for those unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality, it gets better. >> can i get back on the yahoo comments now? >> please do your part by giving at your local skeeter kiosk. help skeeter. help karl rowe. a can he -- a delusional mind is a terrible thing to waste. >> stephanie: skeeter's barbecue. hip-hop barbecue. >> stephanie: let's go to chuck in columbus.
you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi, chuck. >> hi. i wonder -- o'reilly talking about how fox news -- you know, has higher ratings than cnn and nbc and all of the others. but then you know, glenn beck saying that you know, liberal media that -- talked about benghazi. i'm confused. which one is it? is everyone listening to fox news? or is nobody listening to fox news and just listen to the liberal media? listen to glenn beck. >> stephanie: they have such great ratings, why aren't they influencing public elections and thought better? all of their spectacular numbers. let's go to kendrick in alabama. welcome. >> caller: stephanie, how you doing? >> stephanie: good. go ahead. >> caller: it seems to me the republicans are trying to keep the country from progressing. special-interest groups are in their pockets.
call the government a -- i believe the boycotts would give special interest groups attention when looking at the black friday -- it doesn't seem likely to happen. >> stephanie: looking at the black friday what? >> caller: looking at the black friday statistics, it doesn't seem likely to happen as far as boycotting. special interest groups. >> stephanie: you and i chris, not fans of the boycott really. >> not really, no. >> because it tends to cut both ways. >> stephanie: yes. as we've learned from a couple of progressive stations that had to be shut down because of rush limbaugh's comments. have hurt the advertising. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> thanks. [ applause ] >> stephanie: people boycotted their sponsors. ooh, all talk radio is controversial. to which we like to say thank you, rush. thanks. [ applause ] okay. >> not a fan of the boycott. >> stephanie: 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: it's her political party and she'll cry if she wants to.
[ ♪ music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: stephanie miller ♪ ♪ what i do know is that i'm fully in control ♪ >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 50 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. looky here, an unsolicited testimonial from and an anonymous crazy lady. somebody named r. steph, aloha from bluer than
blue hawaii. aloha. ma hollow. i recently subscribed to your podcast. i listen on midnight shift at the home of a member of the top 1%. image an middle-aged lady walking around a home and yelling at no one in particular. it is amazing i haven't gotten carted off yet. [ applause ] that's hilarious. all right. jim, squee holiday story for you. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] harsh sentence doled out to couple who had sex in a taxi. the couple denied the allegations. the taxi driver parked his car and called a police officer over who said he saw blake, the woman, without underwear sitting on redmond who would be the man whose pants were around his knees. blake maintained that redmond had helped her regain her balance because she was drunk.
that's one way to do it. >> okay. >> well then. >> stephanie: like how a record goes on the spindle. >> i understand that happened at your thanksgiving dinner. with you. and jim. >> stephanie: it did not! [ buzzer ] we denied that allegation. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: let's go -- >> the lights were off. >> stephanie: we don't remember. mike in charlotte you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi mike. >> caller: good morning. my father-in-law kicked me out on thanksgiving day because of my liberal facts. >> stephanie: oh no. really? >> caller: well, he -- i wasn't going to bring anything up. i hadn't said anything but out of the blue, he told me that george sirros was trying to destroy walmart. and when i said no, he's not. he then blamed me for starting -- for having mitt romney blamed on having a war on women. and when i said -- i think one
of the issues was that mitt romney supported a candidate and appeared in a commercial for that candidate that said a pregnancy from rape was a gift from god he then asked me to prove it. so i looked up a story on my phone from abc news and then he said that abc always presents pro obama news. >> that's untrue. >> he said that they got -- abc got their owner got bailout money from the auto bailout. i said that's not a car company. i got called names and tossed out. >> stephanie: wow. did you get to eat first? >> no. me, my wife and three kids, we all said thank you very much and left and you'll be happy to know that it didn't happen any later than it did because the day after the election, he applied for his concealed carrying permit because of course the president going to his very large house to take away his gun. >> stephanie: of course. wow. i'm sorry mike.
>> caller: sore losers. >> stephanie: i brought extra food for you. if i can get it to you. wow. i would like to hear other stories. i'll bet you a few people had difficult thanksgivings. i would have shut up until i ate then i would have exploded. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: with facts i mean. time for our next holiday. ♪ gossip around the christmas tree ♪ ♪ everyone watching the sex scandal while the country goes to hell ♪ ♪ gossip around the christmas tree ♪ ♪ let the cat e-mails ring ♪ ♪ later we'll have some jealousy and we'll do some -- ♪
♪ you will get a nauseating feeling when you hear ♪ ♪ fox news screaming benghazi, deck the halls with paparazzi ♪ ♪ gossip around the christmas tree ♪ ♪ have a queasy holiday ♪ ♪ everyone sexting instagrams ins inappropriate ways ♪ >> stephanie: yea. rocky mountain mike and mary in ann arbor, of course. all right. [ applause ] by the way speaking of holiday gifts. our good friend, rob reiner. you know what his number one thing he would like is the filibuster. guess what he might get? i'm reading -- politico. democrats are threatening to change filibuster rules. a move that would surely prompt
a revolt. >> i guess i'll have to speak to the people of my state from right there. i'll tell you one thing, the wild horses won't drag me off until they've heard everything i have to say even if it takes all winter. >> even if it takes the rolling stones to write a song about it. >> stephanie: exactly. here's what senate majority leader harry reid is considering banning filibusters used to prevent debates and house senate conference committees from ever meeting. he may make filibusters to become filibusters like that one. >> you need jimmy stewart if you want your filibuster. >> you have to do as good of an impression as jim does. >> democracy's finest show. right to talk your head off. the american privilege of free speech in its most drum attic. >> when was the last time people had that kind of accent in america? >> 1977.
>> stephanie: what kind of accent is that? what state is it from? >> mid-atlantic adaptation. not quite british. >> stephanie: all right. >> i guess so. i stand corrected. >> from the northeast portion of the united states. in this matter. >> stephanie: madonna has a british accent though she's from detroit. >> i'm from atlantis. i have a mid-atlantic accent. >> stephanie: republicans are threatening greater retaliation. changing the chamber's precedent by 51 votes rather than the usual 67. it takes over all of the rules. tom coburn being all threateny. i think the backlash will be severe. you take away minority rights which is what you're doing because you're an ineffective leader. what's been happening is not because harry reid is an ineffective leader. as he's trying to say obstructing everything, even beginning debate on things. even considering things. blah, blah blah. it will shut down the senate.
it is such an abuse of power. [baby crying] >> he's admitting they do have power now. >> stephanie: the push will happen at the start of the new congress and reid will unveil the rules package which has changes to the filibuster. what reid appears most to do is push for an end on the filibuster or the beginning of a debate on bills or nominations. senators could still filibuster virtually any other aspect including any movement to end debate for final vote on a bill. yeah. by in large reading this talk is on board with this approach. they're furious as what they see as deliberate attempts to threaten filibusters on even the most routine pieces of legislation or noncontroversial nominations. simply to stall president obama's agenda. yea. i say. 58 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show."
governor tomorrow night. she is awesome. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." ñ [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: hello current tv world. hour number three. oh, jacki! all of the comedy. anti-abortion g.o.p.er says his views have evolved since his first wife's abortion. >> one of the usual suspects or somebody new? >> this is -- >> stephanie: from tennessee. >> oh, yeah. >> stephanie: that's not hypocrisy anymore. it is evolution. >> it evolved in the other direction. he was pro-choice and now he's not. >> stephanie: right.
well, also he's a physician who got one of his patients pregnant and she had an abortion also but he's evolved from them. >> his marriage hasn't evolved from that? >> stephanie: his first wife evolved. >> on to someone else. >> hard to keep them straight. a lot of first wives first divorces. >> stephanie: he's one of the only republicans who believes in evolution. that's the good news. here she is. jacki schechner in the current news center. >> not science but evolution. good morning everybody. we got a new poll for you today. just because the election's over doesn't mean we don't get new polls from time to time. from cnn orc, americans think that the president will have more influence than congressional republicans when it comes to shaping the nation over the next couple of years. 61% to 33%. this is a big shift from two polls done in 2011 when people surveyed the congressional republicans would have more influence over the course of the nation than the president.
72% say they want the president to compromise with the g.o.p. but the same amount, 72% want the g.o.p. to compromise with the president. so it is all about getting things done when it comes especially to this upcoming fiscal cliff negotiation. majority of americans 67% want a mixed solution to heading off the fiscal cliff. and that, according to how this poll defines it is a combination of spending cuts and increased taxes on the wealthiest of americans. but expectations for all of this are very low. 67% also say that elected officials are more likely to act like spoiled children than responsible adults. also out new this morning the supreme court is letting liberty university drag the affordable care act back into court. liberty sued over the individual mandate in 2010 and when the supreme court ruled that the mandate was constitutional in june, it threw out -- but liberties contesting two other
parts of the law in the supreme court now says a court of appeals in virginia has to let liberty voice those objections. we're back after the break. arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. smiles make more smiles.
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>> stephanie: yahoo. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number toll free from anywhere. we sometimes forget to turn our microphones on. >> what do you mean we? you just yelled at jim for doing it and then you immediately did it. >> stephanie: you know what? >> you don't even have the excuse one of your earphones is out. >> stephanie: you people -- okay. stephaniemiller.com. the web site. check it out. you can see such a handsome, romantic picture of jim ward there playing the guitar at my house at thanksgiving. >> that was a really good picture. >> stephanie: like an album cover. also jacki schechner and her hot mom. jacki schechner also hot with her equally hot mom. miami thanksgiving. the schechner clan. all right. so all of that is up and speaking of holiday giving by the buy, you can go to online red kettle.com/stephaniemiller
to donate but more importantly to help us beat bill press. really what this is all about. major george hood of the salvation army joins us now. we have the online red kettle campaign going on for current television right now. good morning major. >> good morning. how are you? >> stephanie: thanks so much for taking time for us. >> my pleasure. sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun at work today. >> stephanie: we're giving the money back and we're putting it in a red kettle today. >> fantastic. >> stephanie: this kicked off by the way the christmas campaign with the halftime performance by kenny chesney at the dallas cowboys washington redskins game, yeah? >> i was there. it was an exciting time. we had lots of fun and kenny chesney did a wonderful job. no question about it. >> stephanie: you know. obviously like we've all seen the kettles our whole lives. obviously you're going high tech now because that's the way the world works these days, yeah? >> we have to make adjustments. we've been doing that for the
last five or six years. watching emerging technologies and channels opening up where people want to receive and exchange communications and we're leaping all over it. anything we can test and experiment with, we're happy to do it. but i think we found a winner with the online red kettle. >> stephanie: it is online red kettle.org/stephaniemiller. you can text the word give to 80888. that's a $10 donation. >> theark. >> stephanie: yeah. >> like a cyberkettle. >> stephanie: exactly. wow. you guys help 30 million individuals year around. and one of the things i didn't know all of the money raised in the red kettles stay in the community in which it was collected. >> that's a very important fact about all of our fund-raising. fund-raising is local. what we do at the national level is to create those resources and opportunities and to expand the message so that people who give will have the comfort of knowing that the money they give is
going back to their local salvation army in whatever city they app to be in. >> stephanie: yea. major, we had to bring up this with you. we're obviously a progressive show. we're an lgbt friendly shae. i'm gay. there -- we've gotten a lot of letters about the salvation army being anti-gay. can you address that? >> it is a great misunderstanding that spreads across the country. we're doing everything we can to re-educate and to help people understand that the very mission of the salvation army calls for meeting the needs of humans without discrimination. and that's a very important element of our mission and we want to honor that. we honored that in all things that we do, in reaching out to meet the needs of people. as well as those that we employ. so discrimination is not something that we would gladly carry the banner of pride over. we want to dispel the notion we discriminate when we're working hard at not discriminating.
it is a part of our mission. >> stephanie: chris, you can help me with some of the things. you're right, major, once things get out there i've heard different things that the salvation army gives to anti-gay causes. >> that's a new one for me. because there's no way that we would do that. i'm not aware of it happening anywhere within the salvation army infrastructure. we have been accused of funding planned parenthood in the past which we do not do. so many of those things start fueling through block sites and postings on the internet. it is really, really tough. to shut them down once they get out there. >> stephanie: you don't discriminate against hiring gays. >> we do not. we have people who will gladly tell you that they work for us. it is not a question that we ask in an interview process. >> stephanie: okay. >> are you saying there are things on the internet that are not true? this is news to me. [ laughter ] >> your main mission is to help people in need. you in no way discriminate
against helping people in need. >> absolutely not. if someone has a valid case where they're finding that, let me know immediately so we can investigate and shut it down. >> stephanie: okay. we're glad we asked. because salvation army came to us obviously -- well just as people. but as progressives, we want to help where we can help. we're like uh-oh we'll get a lot of this stuff and we have. i'm glad you came on to address it. i've gotten a ton of e-mails i would rather address it straightforwardly. but thank you for all of the people you help and for taking time to explain all of that to us. >> i have one more question for you. where does the money that goes into the red kettle, where does that go? >> it stays in the local community. >> okay. >> wherever you are and you put money into that kettle, that local salvation army will get those funds. and it is used first of all to make sure that kids and families have a wonderful christmas and secondly, the money that's left over is used to fund the salvation army's social work in
that community as we move into a new year. >> stephanie: one of the fun facts i read about the red kettles is people give coins and dollars. they sometimes give diamond rings and gold teeth. >> we get all kinds of strange things. m&ms that nobody wants to use. stale popcorn. and especially diamond rings and gold. we like those. >> stephanie: wow. i don't know if that's somebody whose marriage just went bad. but if it can help people in need, why not. >> when you see an engagement ring in the red kettle, you wonder what went wrong? >> stephanie: what happened here. but this is going to feed a bunch of families. major hood of the salvation army, thank you so much. >> thank you for all you're doing to help us. >> stephanie: thanks so much. online red kettle.org/stephanie miller. not that my competitive streak is more important than people in need but it will help me kick bill press' ass. >> we already have some
donations up there. we want to fill the red kettle. >> stephanie: thank you. lots to be thankful for including my good friend, fine american rachel maddow who in this holiday season, we can say jennifer granholm, awesome! i'm always watching jennifer granholm here on current tv. however someone sent me a link to -- i just think this is a great summation of the election. rachel ma do you gives us 15 reasons to be thankful that romney lost the election. in our original -- exactly. i mean you really -- it is great to take a second to think of all of the layers. it is not like hee hee, we won. her 15 reasons we won't have a supreme court that will overturn roe v. wade. there will be no more scalias added to this court. number two we won't repeal healthcare reform. nobody's going to kill medicare and make old people in this generation or any other
generation fight it out in the open market to get themselves health insurance. we won't do that. we're not going to give the 20% tax cut to millionaires and billionaires and expect cutting programs like food stamps and kids help. we're not going to make you clear it with your boss if you want to get bit control with the insurance plan that you're on. we're not going to redefine race. we're not going to amend the constitution to stop gay people from getting married. double yea for that. okay. thank you. we're not going to double down on guantanamo. we're not eliminating the department of energy. department of education or housing at the federal level. we're not going to spend $2 trillion on the military that the military does not want. we're not scaling back on student loans because the country things you should borrow money from your parents. we're not self-deporting. we're not letting detroit go bankrupt. we're not starting the trade war with china on inauguration day in january. we're not going to have as president, the man who once led
a mob of friends and cut a kid's hair off while he cried and screamed for help and there was no apology ever. we're not going to have a secretary bolton. we're not going to bring dick cheney back. we're not going to have the choice to do that. we said last night no! loudly. >> i'm sure michele bachmann is thrilled. >> stephanie: she was yea to all of that. bitter republicans. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] let's see. i don't know. story 6,534. didn't you see this? linda mcmahon she's classy. stay classy, linda. staffers failed u.s. senate campaign in connecticut. say they were not paid after election day. one who complained publicly said he was later handed a check but got something extra in his envelope. said the campaign worker basically he handed me a check with a condom in it and told me
i was screwed. that's the rudest gesture. it is like spitting in a person's face. or like mitt romney. cutting off credit cards at midnight so they couldn't get home in a cab? wow! oh and this one i was mentioning to jacki. >> wheel of right wing hypocrites. >> stephanie: i said the comedy is contained in the headline. anti-abortion g.o.p.er says his views have evolved since his first wife's abortion. lucky timing, isn't it? now? >> there's nothing not wrong with that sentence. >> now a warning? >> stephanie: representative scott des jarl is -- des jarl it's -- >> it is like boj lay. >> stephanie: he's the former
physician-turned anti-abortion republican tennessee congressman said he hadn't given abortion as much thought as he should have when he supported his first wife's decision to have two abortions and he used poor judgment during his first marriage. >> apparently. >> stephanie: he looks back with regret on the sexual relationships he had with two patients two coworkers while he was chief of staff at the grandview medical center. >> he's a horn dog. >> stephanie: he won re-election despite the campaign. he pressured a mistress to have an abortion. in october he explained that story by saying he didn't believe his mistress was really pregnant at the time and he urged her to get an abortion to call her bluff. right. >> nice try. >> stephanie: he said his views on abortion have evolved and charges of hypocrisy are unfair. >> he should have had some of linda mcmahon's could be -- could condoms. >> if i could go back and do things differently, i would. >> sucks to be you.
[ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. i haven't used it in so long. my lying sack of crap. ♪ you're a lying sack of crap ♪ ♪ you're a lying steaming, sack of liquid crap ♪ >> since the early 1990s. >> what? >> stephanie: 19 minutes after the hour. see what you did? with all of that minute. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> there's a tea party in her pants and you're invited. call 1-800-steph-12. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
>> this is a vintage arizona state university shirt. it's the only college mascot. >> stephanie: the won a stanley cup. >> yes, they did. >> stephanie: oh, good to know. >> the only college mascot to be >> stephanie: it is "the stephanie miller show." 1-800-steph-12 from anywhere. oh dear. politico has a piece. rubio, jindal and ryan are doing something to -- tired of presidential politics? it's over. looking forward to 2016. >> someone on twitter made a good point. if bobby jindal were go by his own party's rules, he was conceived in india so he would be ineligible to be president because life begins at conception. >> stephanie: if you want to vote for bobby jindal, you can press any key on a voting
machine. what? i'm just kidding. >> have you tried turning on your modem? >> stephanie: yes. >> okay, turn it off. now turn it on. >> unplug it. >> press any key. >> unplug it. >> stephanie: it is a tech support -- voting for bobby jindal. see what i did there? >> stephanie: why rubio could never be p.o.t.u.s. julie in seattle he says rubio is like 5'8" in heels. bobby jindal is little, too. like a little -- >> a little lollipop guild. >> stephanie: rand paul is little, too. >> stephanie: is vern around? >> i'm getting to the age where i have no idea which celebrities have died. >> margaret and joe in madison how was your date with chris? >> stephanie: it was
delightful. >> she wouldn't take her hands off me. >> stephanie: he's just muscles. he's like a muscle lasagna with other muscles underneath overlaid with more muscles. it was like braille getting through the crowd. >> mussels no clams. >> no clams. >> stephanie: my favorite line. jesus just called me a [ bleep ] awesome. >> you i like the dancing starbucks cups in the mormon hell. >> stephanie: that was awesome. i kept trying to picture the look on ann romney's face watching the book of mormons. >> ann: stop it. >> stephanie: okay. we wondered all weekend. did more people think he was one, your husband your nurse? [ laughter ] >> your nurse. you took me out for cheese afterwards. i appreciated that. >> stephanie: you love your cheese. i feed my mooks. look at all of the leftovers i brought in to feed my mooks. by the way steph p.s., we
spent all weekend singing we have to celebrate our differences. ♪ we have to celebrate our differences ♪ ♪ celebrate our differences ♪ ♪ we've got to celebrate our differences ♪ >> stephanie: people brought you the book of mormon. ♪ because it's beautiful ♪ >> it is fancy. >> that was from a show on mtv show called chosen. >> stephanie: wow. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] more holiday gifts keep coming. g.o.p. strong hold orange county california, going wobbly. delightful map in the "l.a. times." oh, it's not even that red anymore. it is a little pinkish. oh no. [ ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ ]
it is turning blue. orange county, this from the "l.a. times" was once an instant -- the g.o.p.'s dominance looked impregnable. it has been impregnated. now battered by recent election results and dismayed by the slow steady decline republicans are struggling to craft a new strategy. >> so the orange curtain has fallen. >> stephanie: the percentage of registered republicans has eroded. now stands at 41%. orange county, oh, no! [ wah wah ] >> san joaquin is still ruby red >> stephanie: latino-dominated city of 330,000 santa ana. ronald reagan described it as the county where good republicans go to die. apparently he was right. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: the octons slip through the party's grasp. another once mighty g.o.p. machine laid low by demographics. mitt romney won 53% a far cry
from reagan's 75% in the 1980s. oh deerks orange county goes blue. it is a sad day. craig in minnesota. craig. craig in minnesota. hi craig. >> caller: hey, how are you doing? >> stephanie: good. >> caller: minnesota two years ago gave the republicans a chance to legislate and their two biggest pieces of legislation were the marriage act and voter i.d. and both of them had like 80% approval when they first came out but eventually both of them were defeated. >> stephanie: oh, dear. minnesota also has a sad panda now. republican sad panda. 29 minutes after the hour. yea. 29 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show."
[ ♪ music ♪ ] right have, about the "heavy hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table.
[ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> we were actually looking for a cheap miller but you're a sexy little trash, the second you started shaking the guys would drop dead. >> stephanie: all those years. >> look at all that that you're doing. >> stephanie: by the way, i'm not as good of a liar as mitt romney but i'm good enough. david bender thought i did work >> stephanie: 34 minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. we were just talking before the break, the political piece about all of the people running for president on in 2016. rubio, jindal, paul. but then we forgot about new jersey governor chris christie.
theoretically crush -- like a jolly green giant commercial. or -- >> ho, ho, ho. >> stephanie: who's in whoville. okay. by the way guess what the president also won. obama's fashion line brought in $40 million. >> holy crap. >> stephanie: it had been mocked by some pundits, vogue editor -- runway to win initiative. a lot of famous designers created obama gear. it raised just north of $40 million after being mocked by pundits. we won that, too. >> okay. >> stephanie: bloomberg writes and the successful fashion gamut would seem to open up possibilities for future campaigns, perhaps chris christie branded bibs or fleeces. [ applause ] a lot of material there. oh they wouldn't all be that size. >> they would be from the husky section. >> of course. >> stephanie: okay. >> stretchable fabric.
stretchy. >> stephanie: lisa in wisconsin. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi lisa. >> hi. are you aware there is a stephanie miller empowerment movement going on? i heard ladies talking about it in the store when i was waiting in line. they were talking about stephanie miller empowering them and there is a movement going on to let you know. >> stephanie: wow. what did i empower them to do? >> i don't know but they're talking politically. i was waiting in line with my -- in stores. a lot of people around and a group of ladies were talking about how there is a stephanie miller empowerment movement going on. you're empowering. i'll bet fox news is extremely jealous of you because you do good for people. >> stephanie: thank you, honey. >> caller: do you think a bunch of americans could get together and maybe sue fox news for terrorism for anxiety and maybe give the money to the poor? because -- >> stephanie: i think you're on loose legal ground.
>> i don't think we can sue someone for anxiety. >> terrorists. i think they're terrorists to americans. they terrorize me or my family. >> stephanie: here's a way that stephanie miller is empowering you. turn the channel. >> over to current tv. >> stephanie: keep it on current. see, i'm empowering people. [ applause ] i wonder what that's all about. >> stephanie: look who's here. it is jan. how are you? >> caller: good. congratulations. you won. >> stephanie: thank you. it seems your prediction was wrong, john. >> caller: can't always be right. i was prompted to call -- >> stephanie: i hate to point out you have never been right yet once. >> you seem to be very selective. jim seems to be kind of -- i was prompted to call by jim. i'm always accused of being the racist. jim cams out with the most stereotypical items or -- to
portray bobby jindal. the court behind the 7-eleven. now let me explain why i'm saying this. >> when does he talk about blacks? >> when you talk about herman cain -- >> stephanie: we've never called herman cain a -- what? >> oh, please. >> stephanie: john, i think that you're still bitter about the fact that jim quotes you directly when you once said the mortgage crisis was caused by -- >> no, no. i want to directly -- i want to -- exactly as it was on the show. i don't want him to paraphrase it. you guys completely bring that up to me and it is wrong. >> well, you said it. >> stephanie: you may have to go back and find that tape. >> i will just say no. forget it. jim isn't going to paraphrases me and tell me what i am. my thing is about who like bobby jindal. it was jim's idea. when you make fun of herman cain and all of the other black conservatives --
>> stephanie: we didn't make fun of herman cain for being black. we made fun of him for being herman cain. >> you didn't make fun of herman cain at all when he was president. >> stephanie: can -- >> we made fun of what he did. he screwed a bunch of women. >> it was never proven. >> stephanie: you're so cute. >> adorable. >> stephanie: that's adorbs. >> a herman cain defender. >> we kept mentioning his pizza sucks because it does. it is ketchup on a cracker. >> because he's a black guy. >> it has nothing to do with the color of his skin, john. >> stephanie: "the stephanie miller show" does not think herman cain makes crappy pizza because he's black. we were combining a couple of statements that in fact the mortgage crisis was caused by -- >> a roomful of black guys. >> he said that. john in amherst said that. >> he's talking about -- fannie
mae and -- >> obviously a roomful of black guys. or black guys. as if the financial crisis was caused by fannie mae. >> stephanie: dale in rockford illinois, you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi dale. >> caller: hello. i went to freeport. i've called about everybody. i told your screener i was conservative. voted for romney and we lost. and so i contacted everybody that i can who is a republican in washington and said look it is time to compromise. it is time to move to a table and be grownups. we lost the election. >> stephanie: wow. >> caller: people have spoken. it's about jobs. it's about the economy. >>. >> stephanie: dale, you may be single-handedly responsible for a lot of republicans starting to sound reasonable in washington. >> i mean it's not that we have to give ground on our social issues or our religious issues or anything else. this was a clear election on
certain things. i mean so i did what i think my conscience is supposed to do. contact my representatives in my party and say this is a clear voice. i mean look at the electoral college. look at how the people voted. >> stephanie: dale are you a fine american as your friend sean hannity would say. >> i was a little unsettled how you talked to the guy from the salvation army. three times you basically told him to show you his papers. >> no. okay, here's what happened. here's what happened there dale. we get a lot of people writing in -- sending us news stories about some of the alleged anti-lgbt things that the salvation army does so we wanted to ask him directly is this stuff true? >> stephanie: and he agreed to it. we said before the interview we're going to ask about that. he was fine with it. >> okay. i didn't say it was wrong. it was just kind of creepy you kept asking him because --
>> stephanie: dale because there is a lot of different stories out there that they discriminate in hiring gay people and they give to anti-gay causes. those were two specific questions, none of which involved his papers. >> christian causes aren't anti-gay. i give to the boy scouts. i give a lot of money per year to the boy scouts. that does not mean i'm anti-gay because i'm not gay affirming. look, it is your life. it is your political perspective. >>he agreed to be asked these questions. >> stephanie: obviously there is a lot of misinformation out there. that's why he agreed to answer the question. >> but can't you be -- >> he want to the set the record straight dale. he wanted to be asked these questions. >> okay. i would like to have those questions asked to me without having to be vilified or having to call horrible names. >> stephanie: i didn't vilify him. >> we didn't call him horrible names, dale. >> you know that those e-mails that you got --
>> stephanie: they didn't call names. they just said why are you supporting this as a liberal and gay woman? >> right. so we wanted to ask them directly. >> stephanie: let's go to mary in houston on this subject. >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: because i'm a nazi. okay. mary, i'm a lesbian salvation army nazi. >> caller: how are you? i have a salvation army story. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: i am a katrina refugee in houston. and after the storm, there was no place to eat. there was no place to get water. there was no place to get cleaning supplies. and the salvation army fed us and they gave us water and they never asked us if we were lesbians which was pretty obvious because we were. >> stephanie: you're one of those obvious lesbians, are you? >> yes we're obvious lesbians because we were doing all of the work ourselves. >> stephanie: you were doing all of the manual labor. >> yeah. i've heard all of the stuff
about salvation army. i'm glad you asked him those questions because that settles my heart a bit but i give to the salvation army every year because i was a recipient of their kindness. nobody asked me my sexual orientation. they fed us and took care of us. >> stephanie: your settled heart was in a big plaid obvious lesbian costume i'm guessing. >> actually, i do have -- it is funny. i do have plaid. >> stephanie: i don't know where i got that from. >> the salvation army's main thing is they don't discriminate when it comes to helping people in need. they help whoever needs it. >> right. whenever we clean our closets out or whenever we need to clean our house out we always send our stuff to the salvation army in particular because they have helped us. >> stephanie: what you're saying is the salvation army helped you come out of your closet. >> oh, yeah. no. i've been out of the closet long
before that. so settle down, folks! they are good folks. >> stephanie: all right. it is your turn to check out at home depot now. love you mary. >> caller: bye, thank you. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. i'm an obvious lesbian. as opposed to the ninjas like me. okay. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: for a good time call now 1-800-steph-12. we still have the puppy. >> for life's bleachable moments there's clorox bleach. >> i'm not against boogers i just prefer they're not stuck in my clothes. >> my grand-daughter repeats everything i say. everything i say. >> for life's bleachable moments there's clorox bleach.
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♪ shake it up, baby ♪ ♪ twist and shout ♪ ♪ twist and shout snout snout snout come on, come on, come on, baby now ♪ ♪ come on and work it on out ♪ ♪ work it on out ♪ >> did you see that the rolling stones just played a concert yesterday in london celebrating their 50th anniversary? >> stephanie: wow. >> i can't wait for the dvd. >> stephanie: look at our facebook page for the handsome, romantic picture of jim playing guitar at my house on thanksgiving. looks like an album cover. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. guess what lady gaga -- guess what she got for thanksgiving. she found 35 fans in her garage on thanksgiving. she was in peru with her family but her video security camera showed 35 little monsters. >> 35 babies. >> stephanie: hanging out in her garage. she was naked at the time, of course. she found this more amusing.
>> in peru? >> stephanie: yes. watching her video security cameras are monsters. >> yfsz that part of the story? that had nothing to do with it. >> stephanie: she probably shared. >> overshares. >> stephanie: speaking of oversharing. good segue. confetti at the thanksgiving day parade was made of still readable police documents. >> full of social security numbers. >> stephanie: from the nassau county police department. >> i blame susan rice. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: it was susan rice's fault according to john mccain. >> stephanie: wow. you know what? must be the holidays making everybody generous. charlie sheen paid lindsay lohan's $100,000 tack debt. since when will he pay that kind of money? >> what did he get in return? >> they became friends on the set of the movie scary movie five. she asked for help and he gave
it. >> stephanie: right. okay. >> all righty then. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: wow. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] police officer quits after assassination comments about obama. i think that's probably wise. jacksonville police officer has quit after admitting he told colleagues he would volunteer to assassinate president obama. he said his comments were blown out of proportion. secret service notoriously has a bad sense of humor. when questioned by the -- >> danger of being blown out of proportion. >> stephanie: when questions by the jacksonville's office integrity unit he didn't care if a bomb killed everyone in the northeast. he said the comments were hyperbole. they weren't actual -- >> secret service not amused. >> stephanie: no, once again. wow. great story in the "l.a. times." [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] we've been talking about this last week. poor management not union intransigents killed hostess. the company had done almost
nothing to modernize or expand offerings. it was a great piece about the whole story behind hostess. but anyway, among other things in the story it did not fail because the unions wanted it to die. this is such the republican boogie man. it failed because the people who ran it had no idea what they were doing. an attempt to blame someone else. their efforts to blame union intransigents for the company's collapse persisted right through to the thanksgiving eve press release announcing hostess liquidation when it cited a nationwide strike that crippled its operations. that overlooks the years of union givebacks and management bad faith. example just before declaring bankruptcy for the second time in eight years january 11th, hostess trebled the compensation of brian driscoll and raised other executive's pay up to two-fold at the same time they were demanding lower wages from
workers and stiffing employee pension funds of $8 million a month in payment obligations. this is like -- you know, same story every time. hostess management hasn't been able to erase the paper trail pointing to its derelictions. the company had known for a decade or more the market had been changing. did nothing to modernize its distribution line. it had gotten hundreds of dollar and had spent none of it on improvements. he closed by saying the $889 million in pension liabilities hostess ended up owing various union funds according to the bankruptcy filings accrued because hostess and its sister bakeries judged their retirement obligations to be relatively unimportant in the grand scheme of things. now the bill has come to do -- hostess blames the workers for doing what they were promised. thank you. they're stealing from the union pension funds to give to triple the ceo's pay and blaming the union. >> they have to pay back. >> the record shows hostess'
unions were willing to talk with union to keep the firm alive. such talks have been fruitful including the auto industry. they can succeed only when other guys on the other side of the table are committed to the same goals. maury in idaho. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi maury. >> caller: hi, greetings from idaho or as we blue people like to call it the mississippi of the west. i just wonder why is no one doing medical research into an auditory cure for people who listen to fox news and hear the gospel truth when i listen to it and all i hear is wa, wa, wa, wa wa, wa. >> stephanie: exactly. >> if you're listening to limbaugh -- >> stephanie: that's what he sounds like to me because now i can only hear jim when he talks. est lynn in new orleans. you're on "the stephanie miller
show." >> caller: hi, stephanie. hi guys. i've been watching the show throughout the whole election. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i had a comment on mr. jindal here in louisiana. because i'm hearing so much about him now and everything. but you know when mitt was out here in louisiana oh, he was all over the tv with mitt romney. and now he's trying to distance himself. he reminds me of the people when we're wearing masks during carnivale. >> stephanie: that's a great analogy. let's go to peter in staten island. how you doing? >> caller: hi, stephanie. how are you? >> stephanie: how are you faring out there? >> caller: okay. personally, i wasn't that affected. in my house. we just lost our electricity for about five or six hours. >> stephanie: wow. >> caller: it began about 8:00 or 9:00 in the evening. i have been up for a lot of hours. you know, a lot of people --
people died out here. about 50 some odd people i believe. just some -- heard some horrible stories about a 10-year-old and another young child that was pulled away by the water from their mother. and they ended up dying. somebody told me there is a highland boulevard here is the name of a main avenue that they saw five foot wave coming down that avenue. which is pretty crazy. to see that on the street. >> stephanie: peter, what did you want to talk about? >> caller: thanks for asking. what i wanted to talk about was this. when paul ryan first came out with his so-called bold budget a couple of years ago one of the republican talking points was that -- the main one was that well at least you know, we republicans came up with something and obama had all of this time and you know, he never put out a budget. what i don't understand is why didn't president obama back then and even now today adopt the
progressive caucuses from the house democrats the progressive caucus budget, what they've dubbed the people's budget and use that to anchor himself in the negotiations. i mean every time the republicans win an election, you know, they pull everything hard to the right. >> stephanie: i think the problem is you know, now they can't. i think now he's well-positioned to be able to do that. he raises a good point about just -- at least he has a plan. it was a really bad plan. why do you get credit for that? you're missing a hitler analogy. at least hitler had a plan. [ buzzer ] it was a big bold, courageous plan. that paul ryan budget. yes, it was. tomorrow, steven webber. >> in studio. >> stephanie: live with us on "the stephanie miller show." we'll see you then.